Posted by News Express | 7 April 2015 | 3,498 times
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has assured his supporters of the victory of the party in Saturday’s governorship election.
Wike, who spoke on the occasion of Easter/PDP victory rally in Port Harcourt, also boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could not win the forthcoming election.
While urging his teeming supporters not to lose sleep over the governorship election, Wike said: “Let them (APC) be in charge of the Army, Navy or anything, they cannot win this election. If (Governor Chibuike) Amaechi likes, let him bring Secretary General of the United Nations (Ban Ki-moon) or (Attahiru Jega,) the chairman of INEC to conduct the election, APC will fail again on Saturday.”
He warned that if APC rigs the governorship election on April 11, “they will rig their lives,” alleging that the State Government was scheming to shift the election until when the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has been sworn into office.
“They don’t want election to be conducted until Buhari is sworn-in. It will not work. We must hold election in Rivers State,” he insisted.
The PDP governorship candidate, while urging members of the APC to refrain from being used by the ruling government to stage a protest on the streets of Port Harcourt and sealing off the INEC office, said he would not hesitate to “mobilise the sponsors of such protest out of Port Harcourt.”
Also speaking, the present Deputy Governor of the State, Engineer Tele Ikuru, disclosed that he spent the past seven years and nine months advising the State Government against embarking on certain projects that would not impact positively on Rivers people, but was ignored.
“All the projects I advised them not to prosecute have failed with some of them hanging,” he said.
Ikuru said that after carefully studying the manifestoes of both PDP and APC, he came to the conclusion that the former had a better and people-oriented blueprint of social contract with the Rivers people.
On his part, the Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus appealed to the party’s supporters not to be intimidated by the Governor Amaechi, adding that the power to win the election rested with the masses, who voted massively for President Jonathan last Saturday.
Earlier, the State PDP chairman, Felix Obuah, expressed delight that Rivers people were able to prove their support last Saturday, as they voted overwhelmingly for President Jonathan.
•Adapted from a Daily Sun report. Photo shows Wike.
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